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Posted: 7/24/2013 5:04:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 5:11:01 AM EST by EasTexan]
Who do I talk to to pitch my idea? Are there proper channels to go through?

Needs to support lots of transactions and items.

I might be open to some partners if you prove yourself to be valuable.

It's gonna be like ebay, but different...
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:19:34 AM EST
Also, this does have the potential to produce actual monkeys.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:23:06 AM EST
There better be a monkey
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:24:45 AM EST
Producing monkeys? I'm in!


Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:25:58 AM EST
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Producing monkeys? I'm in!


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Monkeys through profit; I'm not a fucking sorcerer.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:27:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:


Monkeys through profit; I'm not a fucking sorcerer.
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Producing monkeys? I'm in!




Monkeys through profit; I'm not a fucking sorcerer.
Close enough.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:27:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
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If that ain't sig line material, I don't know what is.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:28:44 AM EST
Liquor stores open early in East Texas, obviously.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:29:53 AM EST
Find an angel investor.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:30:07 AM EST
Guys, forget the primates for a second.

Are there actual people I can pitch this idea to or is it still an area where you are better to go at it alone?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:31:27 AM EST
Yeah, I'll use that for a sig. It's a good one.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:32:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 5:52:43 AM EST by SoonerBorn]
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=155399353


I've only made it part way through that thread. I've been tossing around the idea of importing some junk from China to sell on Ebay, probably put up a website when I do.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:32:46 AM EST
Fixed it.

What about kickstarter?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:32:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Guys, forget the primates for a second.

Are there actual people I can pitch this idea to or is it still an area where you are better to go at it alone?
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You brought it up in GD, it won't be forgotten.

Yes there are people you can pitch the idea to, or you can get investors (post above yours) or go "alone" if you wish as well. All dependent on complexities and $ available.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:33:51 AM EST
Monkeys?


Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:39:08 AM EST
Do your self a favor...NO fucking partners. Tough it out on your own. You will be happier later. Your welcome. Send check later.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:39:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Guys, forget the primates for a second.

Are there actual people I can pitch this idea to or is it still an area where you are better to go at it alone?
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I think it really depends on what you are trying to accomplish and how big you need to be on day 1. Ebay didn't start out as big as it is now. What can you get by with to get up and running?

A thoroughly vetted business plan should be your first step, not building a website.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:40:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 5:40:56 AM EST by geekz0r]
before you build the site, you'd better bone up on the business side of things. the website is important but you first have to actually plan out what kind of business you're going to have, get your licenses in order, plan out your budget etc.

It's not as if you can just build a website and suddenly have monkeys.

You have to plan shit out first.

A thoroughly vetted business plan should be your first step, not building a website.
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Yep. Pretty much that.



You'll need a magic banana wand for that.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:40:44 AM EST
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Do your self a favor...NO fucking partners. Tough it out on your own. You will be happier later. Your welcome. Send check later.
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I've heard that from almost everybody in every line of work.

Even a guy I used to work for said partnerships suck, and then when I branched out on my own he asked me later if I wanted to partner up with him.

I said fuck no, you can keep helping me for money and I will keep helping you when you need it, someone has to be the boss at every job.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:40:56 AM EST
IM sent

Unless the idea generates a lot of money searching hard for the right partner is your best bet
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:42:32 AM EST



Monkeys?

Nope. I'm not falling for that one again.


Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:43:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
I might be open to some partners if you prove yourself to be valuable.

It's gonna be like ebay, but different...
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This bit sounds familiar...

oh, heard a similar song here.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:43:54 AM EST
I would also advise against partners. Do you need investors or programmers? Without knowing more details which I understand why you won't share it's hard to give advice.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:48:51 AM EST
I'll be an investor, but I want stock options.

Dead serious, I got like 40 bucks in my paypal account just burning a hole.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:50:32 AM EST
Kickstarter. I'll throw in $50 and a bunch of bananas.

If you promise to have sloths as well, that'll be another $50.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:17:17 AM EST
Sorry, dude, but I already parked www.e-monkey.com and all the associated URL's.


Tagging for info for my own website plans.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:20:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Kickstarter. I'll throw in $50 and a bunch of bananas.

If you promise to have sloths as well, that'll be another $50.

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Kickstarter doesn't seem to be the venue for this idea...yet. I need more 60 days funding time.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:20:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
I'll be an investor, but I want stock options.

Dead serious, I got like 40 bucks in my paypal account just burning a hole.
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Are you good with websites?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:33:27 PM EST
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This bit sounds familiar...

oh, heard a similar song here.
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
I might be open to some partners if you prove yourself to be valuable.

It's gonna be like ebay, but different...


This bit sounds familiar...

oh, heard a similar song here.



Har, har
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:38:03 PM EST
I would need to be paid up front. No way would I work for another site that will "make it big" only to end up busting my ass and receiving nothing when it fails.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:40:24 PM EST
OP is full of lies and elderberries. There is never a monkey.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:41:07 PM EST
This better not be about a game-changing ar invention.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:44:22 PM EST
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Are you good with websites?
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Originally Posted By sitdwnandhngon:
I'll be an investor, but I want stock options.

Dead serious, I got like 40 bucks in my paypal account just burning a hole.



Are you good with websites?


I'm really good at looking at them.

HTML might as well be greek to me.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:47:23 PM EST
Careful with the monkeys.

Monkeys throw wrenches.

Do this:

1. Business plan
2. Marketing / can I make any money? plan
3. Business processes (a big flow chart on a white board)
4. Web site processes (a big flow chart on a white board) <-- here is where you need programmer help / someone that's built an e-commerce site before
5. Build web site back end / fund the parts
6. Build front end.
7. Roll out.

You can do 1-3 on your own. If you can't, you won't be able to run this anyway.

I take it you are young? Pretty much every hair-brained idea was tried in 2000 - 2004 time frame. "eBay like" will run into patent problems, and lots of competitors for niche markets you may think are empty because, well those businesses suck and the market in that niche sucks so you haven't heard of it.

Good luck. For every "two guys and a server build empire" story there's a thousand of unfortunate suckers that went back to their old job stories.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:56:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BustinCaps:
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That was hilarious!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:59:28 PM EST
<--- Web developer. Overbooked at the moment, but I may be able to point you in the right direction if you'd like to discuss it. Feel free to PM me if you like.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:00:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 5:04:34 PM EST by veritas_rasa]
Your question is too vague. How much business are you expecting? How big is the market?
I'd recommend that you look into something like a WordPress site with e-commerce capability. To make something from scratch is expensive and since you don't have any revenue and monkeys steal shit anyway, I'd start smaller and ramp up when you need to.

Are they monkeys or chimps? There IS a difference.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:09:14 PM EST
I've seen ads for a couple of different companies that will build a site for next to nothing. What about godaddy?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:14:58 PM EST
In for monkeys and sloths.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:00:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ORMilitia:
If that ain't sig line material, I don't know what is.
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Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Monkeys through profit; I'm not a fucking sorcerer.
If that ain't sig line material, I don't know what is.


Agreed!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:09:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Who do I talk to to pitch my idea? Are there proper channels to go through?

Needs to support lots of transactions and items.

I might be open to some partners if you prove yourself to be valuable.

It's gonna be like ebay, but different...
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No business ever failed for lack of a good idea - shit, I've got a half dozen that are easily worth millions if properly implemented. It's the implementation that's a bitch.

Or let me put it another way - those of us with the skills to build a site... do you really think we just sit around all day thinking "Damn. I learned how to build these website thingies, and can't think of a damned thing to do. I wish someone would come by and tell me what to build, so I can do all the work and give them half!"?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 5:56:44 PM EST
I can help with the design aspect - but if you need functionality similar to ebay you are going to need a custom programmer.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:04:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
Who do I talk to to pitch my idea? Are there proper channels to go through?

Needs to support lots of transactions and items.

I might be open to some partners if you prove yourself to be valuable.

It's gonna be like ebay, but different...
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http://www.patents.com/us-7702540.html

The Wrench ^
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:25:21 PM EST
"The 4 Hour Work Week" - Timothy Ferriss

Read all about how to set up an e-business and use modern tech and outsourcing to put it on autopilot so you can enjoy your money instead of responding to emails.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:16:38 PM EST
Your idea isn't an ugly lump of metal welded to a dust cover, is it?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:25:00 PM EST
Fuck that I've seen what can happen with Monkeys
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:26:49 PM EST
Will need more details about the monkey potential before committing.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:31:37 PM EST
First, if your idea is that great, don't tell ANYBODY unless you have them sign a non disclosure agreement. If you tell your family, ensure that they don't go around telling people.

Write your idea down and stick it in a lock box.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:44:15 PM EST
I have a friend that has a hosting company and some developers. IM if you are interested in contact info.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:02:11 PM EST
I do this kind fo work,,

I design sites, e-commerce and host... IM me and I will tell you how easy or hard it will be and give you an idea on cost for software or developing.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:05:52 PM EST
I'll be IM'ing you soon with some stuff you need to know. I've set up several websites for various types of businesses, and I'll get you hooked up with a basic overview of the essential dos and don'ts of e-commerce. Check back later.
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